News archive from 16 April 2015

Toyko unveil ‘life-size’ Godzilla head attraction

Toyko unveil ‘life-size’ Godzilla head attraction

GODZILLA has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the irradiated monster has been appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. In honour, a Godzilla-size head towering 52 metres (171ft) above ground level was...

 
Hipster beards are ‘over’ says Scots model

Hipster beards are ‘over’ says Scots model

HIPSTER beards are "over" and "dead" according to the Scots supermodel who rose to stardom on the look. Christopher John Millington modelled for fashion chains such as Urban Outfitters, Top Man, and River Island and even launched...

 

Marvin Hagler: Floyd Mayweather has no class and his legacy is at stake against Pacquiao

In little more than three weeks, Mayweather will finally face Manny Pacquiao in arguably the biggest fight the world has ever seen. Mayweather is unbeaten in 47 professional bouts and yesterday claimed this will be his penultimate outing - but why...

 
Germanwings captain may have had drink spiked

Germanwings captain may have had drink spiked

GERMANWINGS co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may have spiked the captain's drink with a diuretic to force him to leave the cockpit, it has been claimed. Cologne newspaper Express has suggested that Lubitz, the co-pilot who ploughed an Airbus A320 into the...

 

Phil Simmons faces tall order to bring back West Indies glory days

That is just as well, though, because, as anyone will tell you who has watched Caribbean cricket closely, the recently-appointed new coach is going to need every sinew and muscle to drag them back to anything approaching former glories. Yesterday's...

 
Sturgeon slams Labour’s ‘fear and smears’ tactics

Sturgeon slams Labour’s ‘fear and smears’ tactics

NICOLA Sturgeon has denied Ed Miliband's "desperate" claim that there are billions of pounds of cuts on the horizon under the SNP's plan for full fiscal autonomy. The SNP and Labour leaders are campaigning in Scotland today, with Mr Miliband...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Trident blocking path to SNP and Labour deal

Trident blocking path to SNP and Labour deal

THE prospect of a post-election deal between Labour and the SNP was dealt an apparently fatal blow yesterday, when Ed Miliband insisted he was fully committed to renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent. The hardening of the Labour leader’s position on...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
‘Blood rain’ set to fall on UK this weekend

‘Blood rain’ set to fall on UK this weekend

PARTS of the United Kingdom could be hit by a "blood rain' downpour this weekend, forecasters have said. Storms in the Sahara Desert will whip up dust that will then be carried in rain water to parts of the British Isles. South-East and eastern...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Huge oil field discovered near Gatwick airport

Huge oil field discovered near Gatwick airport

AN EXPLORATION firm says it has discovered billions of barrels of oil reserves at a site near London's Gatwick airport. UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG) said drilling of the 55-sq mile site at the Weald Basin had found 158 million barrels per...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
SNP activist ‘caused dog to lose leg’ claims owner

SNP activist ‘caused dog to lose leg’ claims owner

AN SNP canvasser cost a tiny dog one of his legs, a householder complained today. Mary Erskine, 55, said her West Highland terrier, Jack, ran out onto the street and was struck by a passing van after the SNP party worker left her front gate wide...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
SNP ‘could paralyse economy’ warns Nick Clegg

SNP ‘could paralyse economy’ warns Nick Clegg

THE SNP could have a "paralysing effect" on the economy because of Nicola Sturgeon's refusal to rule out pushing for another referendum on independence, Nick Clegg has warned. The Liberal Democrat leader claimed the SNP leader refused to...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Nigel Farage rubbishes sausage rolls claim

Nigel Farage rubbishes sausage rolls claim

NIGEL Farage has backed a Ukip parliamentary candidate after it emerged he faces questioning over claims he tried to woo voters by handing out sausage rolls at a party event. The Ukip leader said the claims against Kim Rose, who is standing in...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Teenager gave up on army career after harassment

Teenager gave up on army career after harassment

A SHY teenager gave up her hopes of joining the British Army after her Scottish recruitment officer slapped her on the bottom, pestered her for dates and asked her "inappropriate" personal questions, she told a court yesterday. The woman,...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Left-wing party TUSC vows to make banks pay

Left-wing party TUSC vows to make banks pay

A LEFT-WING party set up just before the last general election will launch its manifesto today, including an end to cuts and austerity and a pledge for public ownership of the banks and railways. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Alliance (TUSC) has...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 
Tories: ‘Backstabber’ Miliband in SNP Trident deal

Tories: ‘Backstabber’ Miliband in SNP Trident deal

THE Tories are accusing Ed Miliband of preparing to "stab the United Kingdom in the back", trading away Britain's nuclear deterrent in order to secure power in a backroom deal with the Scottish Nationalists. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon...

Scotsman, 23:09 in Hot News
 


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